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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 March; 27(176): 173–177.
PMCID: PMC2158462

The relationship between psychoneurotic status and psychoactive drug prescription in general practice


Psychoneurotic scores in a sample of all patients between the ages of 17 and 70 in a group practice have been studied, and the relationship with psychoactive drug prescribing examined. In addition some social factors have been studied, namely, the use of alcohol and tobacco, and self-medication.

The psychoneurotic scores of those prescribed psychoactive drugs are significantly higher than those for the general population, but do not fall after treatment.

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